[COMPLETE] - Queen Lucia by EF Benson - AF/ez

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martinc
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Post by martinc » October 10th, 2006, 3:55 am

This project is complete and can be downloaded here from the LibriVox catalogue: http://librivox.org/queen-lucia-by-edward-frederic-benson

I should very much like to do Queen Lucia by EF Benson suggested by Karen - a fictional tale of social climbing in the 1920s supposedly set in a cotswold village near to where I was born (sometime later!)

Martin

Whole book now complete



Available as a podcast via iTunes or via my site at http://web.mac.com/martin.clifton/iWeb/Martin%20Clifton/Podcast/Podcast.html

All chapters available at my public folder : http://idisk.mac.com/martin.clifton-Public


Summary:
E. F. Benson (1867-1940) was born at Wellington College in Berkshire, where his father, who later went on to become the Archbishop of Canterbury, was the first Headmaster. He wrote 105 books in all.

Queen Lucia (first published in 1920) was the first of Benson’s ‘Mapp and Lucia’ novels of which there were six. This first book is a comedy of manners based in the provincial village of Riseholme, where Emmeline Lucas (the Queen Lucia of the title) presides over the social and artistic universe of the gullible residents. Her aide-de-camp in these matters is the somewhat effete Georgie Pillson and the chief competitor for her ‘crown’ is Daisy Quantock. The scandal of the Guru, the psychical goings on with Princess Popoffski and the arrival into the sleepy village of a famous Prima Donna all conspire to threaten her supremacy…


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*Added by Ezwa* : There are 16 chapters as you say but they are not named so filenames will be:
queen_lucia_##_benson.mp3

ID3 tags will be:
Title: Chapter [chapter number]
Artist: E. F. Benson
Album: Queen Lucia
Genre: Speech
Comment: Read by Martin Clifton
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Post by martinc » October 10th, 2006, 3:56 am

I forgot to include the link: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/6840

Martin

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Post by fae » October 10th, 2006, 5:46 am

May I proof for you again?

If you would prefer someone else please feel free to say so. I know you have several fans here that would love the job!

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Post by martinc » October 10th, 2006, 7:20 am

Yes please fae - I will put chapters up on my podcast as before (although they are much longer and will take a bit more time)

Martin

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Post by fae » October 10th, 2006, 7:35 am

Thank you!

There is no problem for me with the length, and don't feel you have to rush either.
I'm still a subscriber so I keep my eye out there!

Fedra

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Post by ezwa » October 10th, 2006, 7:43 am

Hi Martin !
I will MC this project if you like. I'll add my initial and add the project in the "to come" list of the catalogue.

A few things I'd like to know :
- what filenames (16 chapters, right?) and ID3-tags will you be using ?
- where will you be hosting your files ? Podcast and website as for "Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures"?

And eventually, I'll need a summary for the catalogue.

Now, I hope to find some time to listen to that Mrs Caudle's of yours. So much praises from your prooflistener !

Have fun!

PS : a target date ?
Ezwa

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Post by martinc » October 10th, 2006, 10:30 am

ezwa

Thank you for offering to MC Queen Lucia - I am most grateful.

There are 16 chapters as you say but they are not named so filenames will be:
queen_lucia_[chapter#]_benson.mp3

ID3 tags will be:
Title: Chapter [chapter number]
Artist: E. F. Benson
Album: Queen Lucia
Genre: Speech
Comment: Read by Martin Clifton

In my desire for instant gratification and to allow fae to proof read as we go along I shall publish each chapter as a podcast available either via iTunes or:
http://web.mac.com/martin.clifton/iWeb/Martin%20Clifton/Podcast/Podcast.html
These will not have the Librivox disclaimers so the whole lot will be on my website when complete at:
http://web.mac.com/martin.clifton/iWeb/Martin%20Clifton/In%20Preparation.html

Estimated completion date: ?end of November

I will do a summary at this time (but may need to be reminded)

Hope that this is all OK

Martin

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Post by ezwa » October 10th, 2006, 11:07 pm

Thanks Martin !

I'd just use this for filenames :

queen_lucia_##_benson.mp3

## being the chapter number (two digits because there are 16 of them) i.e. queen_lucia_01_benson.mp3, ... , queen_lucia_16_benson.mp3 .
This way they'll be in the right order directly when cataloguing.

Cheers,
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Post by martinc » October 11th, 2006, 12:09 am

ezwa

Yes, of course - will do

Martin

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Post by martinc » October 14th, 2006, 12:30 am

I have put up the first chapter of Queen Lucia as a podcast on my website, but unaccountably iTunes has not picked it up (yet) although I published it over 12 hours ago

Martin

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Post by kristin » October 14th, 2006, 12:33 am

Just so you know it downloaded to my itunes about 3 hours ago so it's there.

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Post by AmethystA » October 14th, 2006, 8:58 am

Yeah, I'm so glad to find you're doing Queen Lucia! Thanks so much! 8)
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Post by fae » October 14th, 2006, 8:58 am

Hello Martin!

Yes, I got the first chapter last night and had already listened to it. (did you think it would sneak past me? -- Hardly!)

It sounds great, the writing is very good and perfect to your style of reading! Another great choice!

I would suggest you add a couple of extra seconds silence (from the 3 to 5 or more) since these chapters are rather longer than Mrs Caudles the extended silence might be nicer.

Looking forward to the rest of this!

-Fedra

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Post by martinc » October 15th, 2006, 5:06 am

Thanks fedra

I didn't think to sneak it past you - I was anxious that iTunes(UK) seems to have taken against me and is not keeping up!, not realising that the US version is up to date and would be available.

I have been putting 2 seconds at the start and between the end of text and 'end of chapter' announcement and 3 seconds after this - I guess you mean me to increase this very last 3 to 5 seconds and I will do this (I know that this is suggested with longer chapters - why/how does it improve things?)

Martin

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Post by Starlite » October 15th, 2006, 5:25 am

Martin, it seems realplayer cuts off the end of our recordings. The longer the file, the more it chops off the end. This is to accomodate the unfortunate listeners who still use realplayer. :roll:
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